Battle against pesticide-makers to save honeybees from a sticky end

The Times (UK) By Oliver Moody  2/28/13

Pressure is building on the Government to ban the use of pesticides linked to a collapse in bee populations.

More than a quarter of MPs have backed a campaign to cut the use of the chemicals as Europe prepares for a crucial debate on the issue.

Nick Boles, the Planning Minister, and Michael Fabricant, the Conservative Party vice-chairman, are among 181 MPs who support a drive to impose restrictions, according to a list seen by The Times. Other leading politicians to sign up include Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal Democrat leader.

In a fortnight’s time EU officials will...

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